Three candidates have filed petitions to run for Plain Township trustee in the Nov. 5 election.
Current trustees Dave Ferguson and Tom Rybski will face challenger Brad Hennebert.
Hennebert, 40, is director of accounting and financial reporting for the Franklin County ADAMH board.
He said he is running for public office for the first time.
Hennebert said he wants to run for office to provide more efficient management of the township government and address the needs of residents more clearly.
He said he wants more citizens to participate in planning of the Rocky Fork Metro Park being built in northern Plain Township, and he wants to make sure residents clearly understand all the issues surrounding the park.
Ferguson, chairman of the board of trustees, initially was appointed in February 2008 and elected in 2009 to serve a full four-year term.
Ferguson works in transmission planning and financial services for the American Electric Power Co. and has lived in the township since 1998.
Rybski was appointed in April 2012 to replace Bud Zappitelli and will run for his first four-year term as trustee.
Rybski is president of P&L Systems Inc., a civil engineering firm in Westerville, and a resident of the township since 1987.